Chelsea - posted on 06/03/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
hey everyone, i am still pregnant as i noticed quite a few of us went post date but here is my update. i had a ultrasound today at 41 weeks and 1 day to make sure its safe to let my little girl stay inside and everything went great, She scored a 8 out of 8 on her bio physical profile which looked at her movement, lung use, amniotic fluid and heart rate, all which were at a normal level. I still have more then enough amniotic fluid left, "more then most post date moms" according to the us tech. her heart looks great, her kidneys are functioning, she is using her lungs and her diaphragm and her bladder was full :) they have absolutely no reason to induce my labor because there is no risk to my baby or to me at this point to leave her in there. I would like her to come but not so much that i would give up my out of hospital birth to be induced....i was given no time limit from my midwives and they say as long as the baby and i are stable they will let me have the baby when my body is ready :) however my next appointment is on Tuesday and we will be stripping my membranes at my request (if my cervix is open).
Down fall to the ultrasound was that we didnt really get any pictures of her, she was so bunched up and had her hands over her face the whole time so all i really saw was a fist a arm and her back, oh and her girl parts because i asked if we could verify she was in fact a girl, dont want any surprises. other then that it just looked like a bunch of white and black stuff on a screen, she said at this size its normal not to be able to see the features you can around 25 weeks because everything is so packed in...oh well i guess its one thing she wanted to make us wait for...im getting so impatient i just want to hold her and love her on the outside, plus its starting to get hot